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Relief - St Catherine and St Barbara

St Catherine and St Barbara

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (south, made)

  • Date:

    late 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved mother of pearl

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr T. Whitcombe Green

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This relief representing St. Catherine and St. Barbara was probably made in the late 15th century South Germany. This is thin and convex, and the figures are deeply cut.

Physical description

Carved mother of pearl relief depicting St Catherine and St Barbara. St Catherine is seated on the left, her right holds the wheel. She turns towards St Barbara who is seated on the right holding her tower in her right hand. Both are crowned and have long curling hair. The relief is thin and convex, the figures deeply cut.

Place of Origin

Germany (south, made)


late 15th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Carved mother of pearl


Diameter: 5 cm

Descriptive line

Carved mother of pearl relief depicting St Catherine and St Barbara, South Germany, late 15th century

Subjects depicted

Tower; Wheel


Sculpture; Christianity


Sculpture Collection

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